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Hilarious new board game brings Google Search autocomplete to your living room

Query Board Game

It seems like everyone on the planet has a Kickstarter or Indiegogo campaign these days, but how many different iPhone styluses and portable batteries do we really need? Every once in a while, however, something pops up on a crowdfunding site that is really worth checking out — and Query most certainly fits the bill.

Created by Toronto-based sisters Phoebe Stephens and Nikki Flowerday, Query is a real-life board game that takes a quirky online phenomenon and moves it offline.

The game is based on the autocomplete function in Google’s search engine, which offers suggestions based on popular queries as users type out their questions. It’s always fun to see what weird, hilarious and sometimes even disturbing things people search for on Google, and now guessing the most popular autocompletes is a game you can play with your friends and family.

“Query is a party game where players earn points for identifying the top Internet search predictions and for fooling others into choosing their well-crafted answers,” the Query website says when describing the game. “It’s great in a family or more adult social setting.”

Query reached its Kickstarter funding goal earlier this month, having raised a total of $12,420 CAD. Query is now set to become available in May, and people can sign up to be notified when it launches on the company’s website.

In the meantime, here’s a promotional video that shows how Query works:

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